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Tooting Bec Common

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Tooting Bec Common
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The lakes on Tooting Bec Common are easy to access and like the other London common lakes, they are shallow, relatively low on features but do hold decent Carp for those willing to put the effort in.
Fishing is quite common on the main lake and there are proper pegs in place, which is quite uncommon for most park lakes. The lakes vegetation is well managed and there are good overhangs to provide some features for the fish to congregate in
The fish stock in each lake is surveyed once every 3 years (on rotation) to ensure all fish are in good, healthy condition. If necessary fish are added or removed to ensure an appropriate (although not commercial) stocking density.
As with most London parks this lake still operates a close season from 16th of March to the 16th of June and all anglers must be able to show a permit and valid Rod Licence on request
Tooting Bec Common



Map Location:
Link to Google Map

Getting There:
Tooting Bec Tube is about a 10 minute walk, Steatham Hill overland station is closet to the lakes

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Via Wandsworth Council (see costs)

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Standard lake tactics such as fishing the waggler work well here, many of the pegs are relatively featureless, but float fishing and trickling in the a few samples of bait will get the fish. Legering a nice worm will often produce a decent Perch or Bream

Floating baits in summer will produce some Carp, but you can have a lot of problems with ducks fishing this. Small pellets, maggots and sweetcorn should keep the bites coming with worm producing some nice Perch

adult 83.50,senior (age 65 and over) 61, junior (age under 16) 44, people with disabilities 44

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Reviewer: Fishwife 8/5/2010 9:20:18 AM Overall: 34 /50 ( 68 %)
Alright place for a few hours

Don't be put off by the fact this is in Tooting, the common is very nice and there are usually a few anglers fishing. Catches vary greatly, but you can have a lovely few hours down here though I would say it is much nicer outside of the school holidays.
Quality of fishing: 6/10
Access to venue: 7/10
Pegs: 8/10
Facilities: 7/10
General Cleaniness of Venue: 6/10